— Gov. Charlie Crist’s job approval rating, an all-time low for him, and the lowest posted by a Florida governor in 16 years. It’s the first time Crist’s job performance has dropped below 50 percent.
– Number of Americans who incorrectly believe TARP was signed into law by Pres. Obama, as opposed to just 34 percent who remember that the law was signed by George Bush in early October 2008.
— The share of Americans who say that the Congress is either below average or one of the worst ever — the highest percentage in the history of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
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— The number of Republican primary candidate endorsements by Sarah Palin, by gender. Despite her “Mama Grizzlies” tour, Palin has endorsed more men and has publicly declined to endorse two Republican women — Lisa Murkowski and Jane Norton.
— The amount the U.S. Census Bureau will be returning to the federal budget. The agency needed less funding than anticipated since 72 percent of Americans returned the Census form with no follow-up required.
Pensito Review celebrated its fifth anniversary on January 28. Thanks to all our readers.
According to Webalyzer, the web traffic software provided by our hosting service, Pensito Review has had 504,807 readers (translated to Geek: “unique visitors”) since Sept. 1, 2005.
Another number that blows us away is that Webalyzer has recorded 849,659 “page views” over the same period. We’re told this number represents readers who venture beyond the homepage and spend time reading our archives and other articles.
This month also marks an anniversary of sorts for us. We launched a beta version of the site on Blogger in January 2005, before moving to this permanent address two months later.
Thanks a million to the half-million of you have stopped by – and especially to all of you who have spread the word about Pensito Review.
WORLD WIDE WEB — Pensito Review continues its meteoric rise in popularity among intelligent, thoughtful readers, according to a recent Alexa assessment of Web sites that use the Alexa toolbar, coming in with a three-month average traffic ranking of 1,113,337 among all Web sites. That rank reflects both the number of users who visit the site and the number of pages on the site viewed by those users.
On a one-week average, Pensito Review scored a traffic ranking of 871,280, attributable to its increasing popularity. The three-month average ranking is lower, but the site has only been operational for four months, noted a well-known expert who commented on condition of anonymity.
Alexa also found that on a weekly average, Pensito Review’s reach (expressed as a percentage of all Web users) was 1.5 per million.
According to World Internet Stats, there are currently 889 million Internet users worldwide. Given that, the Alexa reach measurement gives Pensito Review 1,335 readers based on the weekly average reach. That compares favorably with site traffic, as monitored by the Pensito Review editorial/IT staff.
“Yesterday, we had 815 individual sessions (unique visits) so the spam bots aren’t really having that much effect on our numbers,” said Editor-In-Chief/IT Czar Jon Pensito. “Nonetheless, our daily average visits are up over last month — 1,456 so far in July as opposed to 1,299 in June.”
To put this rapid rise in traffic in context, Technorati counted 7.8 million weblogs as of March 2005, which places Pensito Review in the 86th percentile among all blogs.
Technorati also found that the number of blogs is doubling every five months, and 30,000 to 40,000 blogs are created each day.
“Despite this incredible daily rise in competition, we remain committed to making Pensito Review the best danged weblog on the Internet,” said Editor/Jeb Stalker Trish Pensito. “We are dedicated to remaining spiteful, insightful and oh, so delightful.”